FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed, has a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator in his shop in Austin, Texas. The police claims in a declaration filed Wednesday, Sept. 19, that Wilson had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 after that. Austin police Detective Shaun Donovan wrote in a request for a warrant to arrest Wilson on a sexual assault charge. The court filing does not say how old the girl is, but Texas’ age of consent is 17. (AP Photo/eric gay, File)
DALLAS – The owner of a Texas company that a non-trackable 3D-printed guns is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 after that.
Austin police Cmdr. Troy Officer said Wednesday that the department works together with national and international police to Cody R. Wilson, who missed a scheduled flight back to the US. from Taiwan. Wilson not reply to a text message from the Associated Press seeking comment.
Officer reported that Wilson’s last known location was in Taipei, Taiwan. He said that it is unclear why Wilson went to Taiwan, but he is known to travel. He said before Wilson was a friend of the 16-year-old girl at the height of Wilson that the police are investigating the accusation that he had sex with the youth.
In a court filing, Detective Shaun Donovan said Wilson had sex with the girl in a hotel in Austin in the last month. A counselor for the teen reported the accusation to Austin police a week later. He said Wilson met the girl by means of the website SugarDaddyMeet.com where they had created an online profile.
The girl reported she received images of Wilson’s genitals and sent a picture of himself naked, according to the affidavit.
On Aug. 15, they met in the parking lot of an Austin coffee shop before they drove to the hotel. The girl told investigators that Wilson paid her $500, after they had sex and then dropped her off at a Whataburger restaurant.
Video surveillance shows Wilson and the young people get a vehicle at the hotel and then the exit of an elevator on the seventh floor, Donovan wrote. The footage shows them back to the elevator later in the evening.
Hotel records revealed that Wilson registered the same room that the girl reported he had sex with her, the detective wrote.
“My detectives have interviewed and spoken with this victim,” the Officer said. “In their opinion, if someone mistakes her age would be because they think that they are younger, not older than 16 years old that she is.”
Wilson is mentioned in the declaration of the owner of Austin-based Defense Distributed. After a federal court barred Wilson, of the places of the printable gun blueprints online for free the last month, he announced that he had started to sell them for an amount of money to customers in the united states via his website.
The commission called on member states to stop an agreement that the government reached with Defense Distributed, with the argument that the blueprints for the printing of plastic guns can be obtained by criminals or terrorists.